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A caricature and poem featured in Aeronautics magazine, 1910 ROY KNABENSHUE WHEN we look up and see a man Careering in the blue Astride a strange machine, we know It's Roy Knabenshue. A bit of silk, some rusty wire, Two matches he can take, And out of such materials An airship staunch can make. The first to sail the Great White Way, Daredevil of the sky, He's never happy, save aloft Exploring currents high; And any day we may expect To see this wizard run A line of airships to the moon And maybe to the sun. Photographs from author's collection By GEORGE E. WRIGHT JR. That's Roy Up There "then, over the grass - before your startled gaze! - while your eyes are popping out! - why man alive, look at that!...she leaves the ground! - glides upward! - higher! - and higher,... off into the blue! - hip, hip - hooray!" ...a reporter at the Dominguez Field meet 1910 Photographs from author's collection WESTWAYS, April, 1971 19
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